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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale | Spring House Brewing Company

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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale AleRobot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American-style pale ale hopped up with hefty amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops. This hoppy ale is aged on fresh pineapple wedges, juice and a bed of Cascade hops.

Added by yourefragile on 03-28-2012

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4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is another one that i was fairly impressed with (my notes gave it a 4.25 from tap) when i visited the taproom the other day so i left with a bottle for a closer inspection. enjoyed from my batch 2 TB 22oz snifter intihar style.

a - brew pours a transparent orange yellow with a thin frothy head that leaves great lace on the glass as it dissolves.

s - nose is fruity with a nice splash of pineapple dancing over a pale ale. not too hoppy since the pineapple seems to fill that void.

t/m - extremely refreshing and a really solid pale...this is definitely no ipa, but a really nice fruited pale.

o - with the increase in popularity of the hopped out pales that are practically ipas, it is really nice to see a fruited pale because lets face it, we get bored of malty pales quick and there are so many great hopped out pales that are practically ipas...so it is nice to see a pale trying to be a pale, but better yet, with a pineapple compliment which works really well with the brew to give it some oomf. another great beer from spring house. very pleased with what is coming out of this brewery.

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On tap @ the Spring House Taproom (Lancaster, PA) on 6/2/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger or so of frothy bright-white head. This maintains a thin foaminess throughout, leaving back lots of sticky lacing. The aroma is mostly all juicy pineapple flavors. There is maybe a bit of some light floral edges and malt sweetness along the back but this is pretty much all tropical sweetness with a bitter edge to it from the fruit.

The taste is the same, with pineapple giving this not only a ripe juiciness but also a pretty heady amount of pithy bitterness that lingers strongly in a dry finish. This is undercut by some neutral sweet graininess and a light grassy hops bitterness but the overall impression here is flavorful and bright feeling fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly on the tongue with more of a smooth feeling crispness along the back. This has a nice quenching flow to it that compliments the flavors here well.

Well, like most of the fruit beers from here, this is pretty heavy on the pineapple and your overall enjoyment of this is probably going to depend on how much you like it. That said, I thought that is worked very nicely as the primary flavor in a Pale Ale, as it brings not only added sweetness to the table but also its own bitterness without having to overly rely on hops to keep this crisp. This was quite tasty and drinkable, especially as it warmed up.

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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
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